This year I was so excited to actually BE at New York Fashion Week to see and take photos of that most adventurous, on-point, and crazy street style IN PERSON. I didn’t have to employ my usual furtive maneuver of holding my camera waist-high while discreetly looking down at a tilted viewfinder to capture candid shots of great outfits. I could simply point at someone and even shoot using my flash – no one batted an eye!
As you saw in my street photos from the Jeremy Scott show, the looks were amazing, but…well, maybe not anything you and I are likely to adopt any time soon. I noticed a few trends, however, which can breathe a little fresh air into our wardrobes. Here’s one that’s actually super easy – you probably even have something in your closet right now to pull off this one: stand-out collars.
I saw a lot of collars in contrasting colors…
…and a few of very interesting shapes.
The Peter Pan collar is nothing new, but it definitely made its appearance on the streets at a noticeable frequency.
And since I’ve been a fan of pussy bow tops for a while now, I’m obviously loving this combination of pussy bow / Peter Pan collar. Some might think that it’s a bit girly-girly…which is exactly what I like about it. 😉
I do have to admit, however, that a little pointier collar has the advantage of looking more sophisticated. I wouldn’t have thought of wearing a choker with such a high neckline, but this definitely works and adds a nice extra bit of contrast.
Now here’s where we can start taking notes. In order to have fun with this trend, we don’t necessarily have to go out and buy a top with a contrasting collar. We can simply layer a sweater over a thinner collared top of a contrasting color! Green happens to be the perfect compliment to this muse’s coloring.
That is how I’ve used my inspiration – for starters. For work today, I wore a white button-down blouse underneath a black sweater, although the neckline wasn’t quite as high as we see pictured above. I love the contrast of black and white, which while not being anything new under the sun, gives off a vibe of sophistication and formality – something I like when I occasionally work in a courthouse as an interpreter. (Stay tuned for the upcoming outfit post!)
What do you think of this eye-catching collar trend?
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I love the cat collar blouse!
These styles are very sharp and feminine.
So glad you like them, Brenda! XO
There are so many amazing collars in this post! I love the cat one and the lace one, gorgeous! xx
Glad you liked them, Dominique. Those are my favorites too. XO
This trend is so fresh + fun!
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I agree, Ashley! Have a great rest of your week. XO
Nice inspiration 😉
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Glad you were inspired, Mónica! XO
I LOVE the statement collars you’ve featured here, especially the first one with the cat, how cute and different is that!? I also love that last green one with the white top, so cute! I think it’s awesome that you were able to attend NYFW and take some shots without having to be discrete, haha. These days, however, I think you can just approach people on the street, tell them you love their outfit and you wish to feature them on your blog, giving them a business card and I think they’d be up for it 😉 Anyway, thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend!
I’m glad you liked those collars, Jalisa! Yes, many people are open to having their photos taken, and I will certainly ask, although I think that unposed shots are often more natural and even flattering. Have a great weekend, beautiful! XO
I am avoiding collars, but I would love to try styling some. Thank you for sharing.
I’m so glad you were inspired to give collars a chance, Merima! XO
I like this trend a lot! Have a great week. Gemma x
Thank you, Gemma. You have a great week too! XO
I’m certainly on board with bringing fun and unusual collars into the new season! I love the peter-pan versions you’ve featured in this style round-up post, as well as the dramatic lace Victorian collar 🙂
Love these collars! I’m all over this trend. Great post
wow I really love these outfits!!
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So glad you love them, Monica! Hope you are having a great week! XO